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Like another important Ska band, Big D & the Kids Table make sure everyone knows they're from Boston. From covering Johnathan Richman's classic "New England," to having their annual Skalloween show, the band holds it's hometown close to it's heart.

With a lineup that consists of graduates of the prestigious Berklee School of Music, it's no wonder that they sound more like the Ska bands of yore than the legions of marching–band–kids–gone–punk that dominated the late 90's ska scene. While the band has never shied away from the scene, they have definitely blazed their own path, owing as much to Scientist, the Specials, and Lee Perry as they do to the Bosstones and Operation Ivy.

While waiting what seemed an eternity between 2nd and 3rd full–lengths, the band has been steadily on the move since the release of 2004's How It Goes, a document of a group of mid to late 20 somethings trying to make it honestly in a music business that has largely forgot the honesty and intensity that brought us all here to begin with. On the band's limited release Salem Girls, they expanded on their already impressive repertoire, giving us all an example of what Dub music sounds like when filtered through some punks from Boston.

You'd think after around 10 years as a band they'd be slowing down, but they're currently writing and recording for their upcoming album, and although it has no set release date, you can bet it won't be another four years.
Big D and the Kids Table

Big D and the Kids Table

Big D and the Kids Table

Big D And The Kids Table

Big D and the Kids Table

Dave McWane